A collection of additional biomes: Snow, Volcanic, Crater, various colors of Dirt, Sand and Grass. Includes new tree and decorative variants. There are planet controls in the mod options. V3 is a complete rebuild, starting a new map is advised, but there is a terrain regeneration option that will preserve parts of your base. HR Terrain Textures are in a separate mod.
Makes vehicles act like RTS units. Control them using a remote control handset, or program them with circuit conditions and zones. Can be used for base enemy base assault, patrols, friendly base navigation, vehicle-based mining, and more advanced applications. Works with vanilla and modded vehicles. Visit the mod portal page for a full feature list or the forums for tutorials.
A set of mining and excavation vehicles that can quickly mine solid resources such as coal, stone, ores, etc. They also harvest any trees in their path (and can consume the wood as fuel). The miners can be used standalone, or and can act autonomously if programmed with the AAI Programmable Vehicles mod.
Very occasionally if you have heavy logistic bot congestion a logistic bot will crash. The crash rate is configurable (down to near-zero). A construction bot will automatically retrieve the dropped cargo, it is not lost. This means logistic bots are best used for higher value items like engines or power poles, using them for low value items like ore and copper wire is OK but less resource efficient. Bot-based item malls are totally fine. 100% bot-factories are still viable but need maybe 1% extra resources (if that). Bot-train ore unloading is viable but not ideal. Bots carrying ore from distant lands when you should be using trains is where things can become unsustainable unless you reduce the crash rate.
Adds scanning and control structures based on other mods installed. Includes a Tile Scanner by default that can the contents of tiles. Can scan and place Zones with AAI Zones mod. Can scan and control vehicles and their data with AAI Programmable Vehicles mod.
Adds 'Zones' to the game. Zones are highlighted regions that can be placed with the Zone Planning Tool. With AAI Programmable Structures mod you can place and scan zones automatically using Signals. Zones become even more powerful with AAI Programmable Vehicles mod where they can be used to control automated vehicles.
A versatile support vehicle equipped with a mobile radar and an Electro Bolter turret that can fire Electroshock Pulses. If it has Repair Packs it can automatically repair nearby vehicles and structures. It can also collect ground items in a large radius. If used with AAI Programmable Vehicles, it can provide resources to nearby vehicles like a Hauler but with a larger transfer range. Useful for vehicle formations and base maintenance.
Walls block certain enemy projectiles from shooting over them such as spitters and enemy shotgun shells. Allied projectiles can pass over the walls. Only real projectiles are affected, stream, beam, and instant weapons cannot be blocked. Update: Content moved to the new Combat Mechanics Overhaul mod.